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Austrian Polizei Test Porsche 911 patrol car

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Austrian police are testing a Porsche 911 as a traffic control car. They say the sight of the 177mph sportscar makes speeding motorists slam on their brakes.

A spokesman said the £65,000 sports car…[has] been a major success and they are planning to buy more.

He said: “The preventive effect is excellent. Drivers just needed to see it parked alongside the road and they slammed on the brakes. The only thing is that it’s a bit cramped. But there’s still enough space for the essential equipment like the speeding radar and the breathalyser.”

July 26, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Imagine explaining an expense account item labeled “Mammoth Meat”

Via The Register

mammoth.jpgYou remember Hwang Woo-Suk, the disgraced Korean stem cell scientist, but did you know he tried, three times, to clone a mammoth? Went to a glacier and got mammoth tissue to use in the attempt. The money for the effort came from a private donation from SK Group and was earmarked for “peripheral activities related to the research.” They tried cloning a tiger too according to court testimony.

Oh, in case you were wondering? Both attempts failed.

July 26, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Imagine explaining an expense account item labeled “Mammoth Meat”

Need help getting fired? The Register is there for you.

Reg Hardware

middle.jpgMost people keep old files, cycling helmets and discarded sandwich wrappers under their desks. They dont get fired. On the other hand, if you buy a personal mini-micro brewery and keep that under your desk, not only can you have 28 pints of home-brew to hand whenever you want ie. 9.45am, but your desk will smell of “socks in cabbage water”.

There are nine other surefire gadgets at the link. 

July 26, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Need help getting fired? The Register is there for you.